2014 Cover Winner: Mariana Pacheco
Our “cover-girl” is 4 year old Mariana Pacheco. She comes from a large family of 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Mariana has been diagnosed with severe autism, sensory disorder anxiety and seizures. She has been mostly nonverbal, but has recently starting singing some words to some of her favorite songs because she loves music so much. Her grandparents are very proud that she is also saying “thank-you” and “welcome”. She is also very happy to be back in school as we can all see from the cover picture.